It all started with quitting a perfectly good job, that I was happy enough doing, making enough money, and helping people well enough.
But there was an inkling of creating something bigger, something brighter, something scarier that would invite me into more authenticity!
And then my savings began to run out. It was a moment of truth. Do I stay the course? Or do I run away, back to "regular job land"?
I decided to take the leap once again...
Just as I paid my credit card bill with the last of my savings, the Crowd Funding campaign, that 150 generous souls contributed to came through! I was able to pay rent on our own studio space and hire a few yoga teachers to help grow the CCYOGA community. Rachel Ploof, Stacie Scarbery and Marlaina Moulding were bright lights as yoga instructors in our early stages!
The CCYOGA biz was steadily growing as the crowdfunding money was running out and once again it was time to either stay the course or turn and run. I decided to take the leap once again...
Over the last two years of entrepreneurship it has been more than just staying the course. I've participated in my fair share of delusion. Saying to myself things like, "It's working!!! It's working!!!" "The money is flowing in!!!" (even though most of the first year it was actually hemorrhaging out). But I stayed the course, day after day, taking the leap for yoga and our Lakewood, CO yoga studio community. And I laugh with complete and utter joy and astonishment as I honestly say, "It's working!!! It's working!!!" "The money is flowing in!!!"
And it is the beautiful circle of exchanging love and energy on and off the yoga mats at Container Collective. I am beyond astonished and grateful every day that this is the life I get to live and share with everyone that walks through those doors or joins us virtually via our Container Collective Yoga YouTube channel and Dropbox Podcast series!
I am especially grateful for all of the yoga teachers that share their love and light with our community!